Technical Articles

Plastic and Rubber processing machinery in Turkey
The Turkish plastic and rubber processing machinery sector is dynamically developing industry which accounts for a relatively large share of the country`s export business. It is among the areas where Turkey is strongly competitive ... more
Lighting products and systems manufacturers in Bulgaria
Lighting components and systems production is a traditional industrial sector in Bulgaria which dates back to the 1940s. Today Bulgarian manufacturers of lighting products and systems successfully keep up with European and global market trends offering technologically advanced and high-quality products. ... more
The CoLLaboratE project aims to revolutionize the way humans and robots cooperate
CoLLaboratE aims to revolutionize the way industrial robots learn to cooperate with human workers for performing new manufacturing tasks, with a special focus on the challenging area of assembly operation ... more
Metallurgy in Albania
Rich in natural resources, Albania is a part of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in order to modernise and promote good governance of the extractive industries ... more
Machine tools market in Romania
The machine tools market in Romania is a dynamically developing sector which constitutes an important pillar of the country`s economy. The industrial manufacturing sector consists mainly of: automotive OEM and components; heavy machinery and machine tools ... more
SEE as a promising hub for the global automotive industry
A recent survey examines several SEE countries as attractive markets for automotive investments and growing in popularity manufacturing hubs. Among them are Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, North Macedonia and Bulgaria ... more
PCB and EMS Industry in Bulgaria
The Bulgarian electronic industry has longstanding traditions and is supported by experienced and highly qualified workforce. The Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) is a dynamically developing pillar of the Bulgarian electronic production industry. Components and equipment for the electronics manufacturing industry are also broadly produced in Bulgaria ... more
Ensuring security when connecting industrial embedded systems to the cloud
The dawn of Industry 4.0 has seen factories become far more automated with remote manufacturing and control concepts. While this brings many benefits in terms of business efficiency it also exposes some very expensive assets to the risk of unwanted access ... more
Brake Resistors in Frequency Converter Applications
Self-protecting PTC brake resistors are often used for frequency inverters in the low power range as well as for servo controllers. Currently, there are very few manufacturers of these special brake resistors for these applications ... more
Zero-Drift Amplifiers Offer Superior Precision at the Cost of Time Domain Performance
Zero-drift amplifiers, meaning amplifiers that implement a continuously self-correcting architecture, have received a lot of fanfare due to the high level of DC precision that they enable ... more
Passive Matrix OLEDs
For some time now, passive matrix OLED (PMOLED) displays have also been hugely popular, for example in the industrial sector. Vibrant colors, unique contrasts, and high resolutions as well as a slender design make them interesting for product developers of industrial applications, especially when used as a replacement for a passive LCD display to enhance the application’s aesthetic appeal. ... more
Security is changing in the IoT era
With the rapidly accelerating growth of IoT endpoints and increased concerns around security breaches, design engineers are looking for solutions that help reduce power consumption while adding robust security. Enter Microchip, manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and semiconductor devices, with its new SAM L10 and L11 MCU families. ... more
Design separately, integrate seamlessly
System developers designing high-end embedded control applications with multiple software teams can now benefit from a new family of dual-core Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) in a single chip, enabling easier software integration ... more
Horticulture lighting
Horticulture lighting refers to the illumination of plants with artificial light to achieve both faster and targeted growth; specifically aimed, for example, at bud development and fruit ripening. Light stimulates photosynthesis and is thus decisive for plant growth ... more
The power of autonomous peripherals: achieving low-power in real time
With CIPsthe microcontroller doesn’t need to interact with the Central Processing Unit (CPU) to executing tasks. ... more

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EBRD encourages green growth in the industrial real estate sector in Romania

EBRD encourages green growth in the industrial real estate sector in Romania

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed an agreement with Warehouses De Pauw (WDP) for a financing package of EUR 150 million, which will contribute to the implementation ... more
Eta Bio signs licence agreement with Clariant to build cellulosic ethanol plant

Eta Bio signs licence agreement with Clariant to build cellulosic ethanol plant

Eta Bio, a family-owned agricultural business, will produce 50 000 tonnes of cellulosic ethanol per year by processing around 250 000 tonnes of wheat straw in their production facility in ... more
New investment project for water and sanitation services in Smolyan, Bulgaria

New investment project for water and sanitation services in Smolyan, Bulgaria

The project will modernise and extend municipal services for nearly 100 000 people in the Smolyan district in accordance with EU directives ... more
The first large-scale wastewater treatment plant for Skopje gets euro financing

The first large-scale wastewater treatment plant for Skopje gets euro financing

The EBRD is providing a loan of 58 million euro to finance the first large-scale wastewater treatment plant for Skopje. The financing will be complemented by 78 million euro package from the European Investment Bank (EIB) ... more

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